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Starchild7804
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I am a diamond member and usually enjoy cruising with RCCL. On this cruise, my wife and I did not get any sleep because of loud banging (construction) going on below our cabin. The Director of Housing was attentive and immediately changed ... Read more
Partygail
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We signed up because 16 of my husbands friends were taking this trip as a 70th birthday celebration. I had not cruised out of Galveston before and was a bit wary , as the prices were so low, I did not have high expectations regarding ... Read more
RICHO42
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our last opportunity to experience "Legend Of The Seas" before she was transferred over to The Thompson Group. My wife and I loved sailing on this vessel - three times last year alone - and needless to say we are sorry ... Read more
lyndame
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My husband and I selected this cruise for its newness and to see first hand what it would be like to cruise on a ship of this size. Even though the size was impressive and overwhelming, we sometimes found ourselves in the elevators by ... Read more
Fun Times 2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
26 forum posts
I had never been to Australia/New Zealand. This cruise was only New Zealand and most ports were just like big American cities. Didn't see any cool animals. Shopping wasn't very good. I even went to a dollar store where nothing was a ... Read more
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twigstansel
Member Since 2014
1 review
23 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Love cruising in January and February. This ship is fantastic and with 12 elevators on each end, we did not have to wait much. The shows are unbelievable. We saw Grease twice and the performers were really good. We love the port at ... Read more
Jacq2010
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
Embarkation - very efficient! Our check in time was scheduled for 11.30am, we were on board at 11.40am. Their statement of kerb to ship in 10 minutes was true. Very well organised which it needs to be when around 4,000 people are boarding. ... Read more
crochetqueen
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed January 2017
Booked this cruise because we wanted to experience the ship. Will never go on such a large ship again. Will stick to smaller ship of about 2000 passengers. Food in one of the free restaurants was RAW on one side. They were beef strips. I ... Read more
Lost4words
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
145 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I chose this short cruise as I needed the points to take me up to Diamond Plus and I live only an hour away from Tampa. The things I liked about the Brilliance is the Diamond lounge. Its great to have a place I can go and have a coffee and ... Read more
cthom
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
22 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
we did this same cruise on the quantum 2 years ago and expected about the same and we got it right; we cruise for the ports as we have visited them many times; we know the shops and the beaches and they were all lovely; short time in san ... Read more
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dancegran
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise because of the islands it was going to and it being berthed in NJ. We loved the ship and the entertainment was great. The food just average except for Wonderland which was fantastic. I never thought I could afford a ... Read more
Anna43
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
38 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it left from Bayonne. We tend to cruise on smaller ships. Embarkation and disembarkation went quickly. The terminal has a place indoors to wait for transportation after the cruise. Our cabin was an ... Read more
polney
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
The staff on the Empress were very friendly, helpful and informative. I am glad we traveled with them and will travel with them again soon. I DO RECOMMEND purchasing the drink packages (if you're going to drink more than four drinks a ... Read more
Janis H.P.
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
6 of us cruiser friends went on this 11 day cruise to 6 islands on the beautiful Serenade of The Seas. Captain Olsen is up-beat, funny, positive, informative and a delight to listen to. Our cabin steward, Donis, always 'went the ... Read more
kwjc
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
The ship is fairly new so everything is in good working condition, clean and looks well. It is big, good and bad. Good is very stable during cruising. Bad is the long walk between the front and back ends where the theater and restaurants ... Read more
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Vidmar
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Just returned from the Tassie cruise (23 – 28 Jan) and I wanted to comment on our experience (having noted some negative feedback from others on the NZ trip) We are seasoned travellers although this is only our 2nd cruise ... Read more
Pool Chef
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We were with a group of over 300 on this cruise, most of us seasoned cruisers , who wanted to experience the wonders of this ship.It is large, the neighborhoods are very interesting, and the entertainment was top shelf. Our balcony ... Read more
Murphy007
Member Since 2012
1 review
28 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This is the first cruise that I didn't go to a specialty restaurant. We booked Chops but after reviewing menu in main dining room we cancelled our reservation. I always wanted to do an Oasis class ship and now it's out of my system. I do ... Read more
Retiredinlutz
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I have been on many cruises, however this was my first on Royal Caribbean. In my discussions with passengers who have been on many of the Royal Caribbean cruises they were discouraged that many things are starting to be taken away and the ... Read more
edrosado1
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
1,471 forum post
I chose this cruise to celebrate my birthday which I do every year. The price was right and thats why I chose this particular ship. The Empress of the seas was recently refurbished, but it shows its age. The cabin is still very small in ... Read more
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LocomotionCruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
59 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We are loyal to royal cruisers and wanted to try one of their big ships. Being Florida residents and Crown and Anchor members the price couldn't be beat. I have found that the bigger ships do tend to charge more for the cruises but they ... Read more
showme14
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
It's a big ship so consequently lots of people. If you can deal with that it was a very good cruise. I"m a senior traveling with other seniors. Ship was very well maintained and clean in both cabins and public areas. Staff were ... Read more
bobandlee
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Crowded, noisy, poor food, poor entertainment except for Aqua Show and Ice Show. We will never sail on The Oasis again. Crowded: Even with the set sail pass, it was a 2+ hour wait to check in. The elevators were insufficient- with long ... Read more
josebetzy
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
2 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We choose this cruise to board the Oasis of the Seas for the first time. My wife and I went as we normally do, by ourselves. We are in our late 60's but we dance, have fun and use the pools, jog, run and eat. Embarkation was smooth and ... Read more
dakacz
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
422 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Took this cruise to get away from the cold . Went with 3 other couples from town. Like Baltimore port for closeness to home. No need to deal with airlines.. The Grandeur is familiar with friendly crew. Always found chairs and loungers ... Read more
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